I am gratified when readers send me their opinions about things I write or add important information. Bea Wray, a real estate agent who lives in Haig Point on Daufuskie Island, wrote the following about the article immediately below. I am happy to put any of our readers in touch with Bea.
I built our house for $210 per square foot. Several wonderful builders have their own bunk houses on the island, so crews spend the week here, appreciate the steady work, and put out a full day. Of course, this drives costs down. [Editor's note: And speaking of driving costs, they are almost non-existent since no cars are permitted on the island; everyone uses golf carts.]
Plus, since the community already has over 250 residents, there is a staff of bellmen, luggage carts, trailers, etc. in place for very easy delivery to your door. So, whether I order items for my home, groceries, even a late night sump pump, the cost is dramatically less than it would be if I lived in nearby Sea Pines on Hilton Head.